Fruits & Veggies and How They Impact Vision: More Matters Month

Fruits & Veggies and How They Impact Vision: More Matters Month

At Lewis County Eye & Vision in Chehalis, WA, we want you to know that what you eat can have a positive impact on your eye health. While you may not understand the connection between a good diet and healthy vision, our optometry office can explain the importance of fruits, vegetables, and why they are good for your vision. From giving you the right nutrients to maintain your vision, to promoting overall healing of your body, a diet rich in fruits and vegetables will help you stay healthy.

Good Nutrition for Your Vision

Certain fruits and vegetables are more beneficial to your vision than others. Lutein, a nutrient in leafy greens such as kale, and it is located within the color pigment of your eye. When you eat foods that contain lutein, it helps protect your eyes against the harmful effects of strong sunlight.

Beta-carotene can help prevent the buildup of cataracts, and potentially stop macular degeneration from developing. Beta-carotene is found in orange and red foods, such as carrots, and sweet potatoes. Vitamin A and C are also both beneficial to your eye health. Vitamin A helps stop night blindness, while Vitamin C improves your circulation and your body’s ability to heal.

Where to Find Healthy Foods

It doesn't take much to find healthy foods that can support your vision. A glass of orange juice can provide enough Vitamin C to optimize your vision health. A snack of crunchy carrots and hummus will provide Beta-carotene and Vitamin A. Spinach, romaine lettuce, kale and chard are all leafy greens that will give you enough lutein for eye health. A baked sweet potato also provides lutein, while a hearty sweet potato and kale soup can provide you with plenty of nutrients for your vision health.

Optometry Professionals in Chehalis, WA

If you haven't had your vision checked in the last year, contact Lewis County Eye & Vision in Chehalis, WA at (360) 748-9228 and set up an appointment. We will be happy to discuss the benefits of healthy eating and your vision with you.

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Chehalis Office

Monday:

7:30 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

7:30 am-5:00 pm

Wednesday:

7:30 am-5:00 pm

Thursday:

7:30 am-5:00 pm

Friday:

7:30 am-12:00 pm

Saturday:

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